1939 AIACR European Driver Championship


Of the numerous races held in 1939, only the Belgian, French, German and Swiss Grand Prix counted towards the championship. The results are shown below. Note also that in 1939, Hermann Lang has always been regarded as the champion despite Müller having the better points score! (see below for further explanation)

DRIVERCARBFDCHTOTAL
Hermann MüllerAuto Union512412
Hermann LangMercedes-Benz157114
Rudolf CaracciolaMercedes-Benz771217
Manfred von BrauchitschMercedes-Benz367319
Tazio NuvolariAuto Union474419
Rudolf HasseAuto Union285419
René DreyfusDelahaye/Maserati844420
Georg MeierAuto Union626822
Raymond SommerAlfa Romeo447823
Hans StuckAuto Union847423
René MazaudDelahaye484824
"Raph"Delahaye844824
Giuseppe FarinaAlfa Romeo588425
Paul PietschMaserati883726
Adolfo MandirolaMaserati586827
René Le BègueTalbot838827
Louis GérardDelahaye488828
Luigi ChinettiAlfa Romeo848828
Philippe ÉtancelinTalbot848828
Leonhatd JoaMaserati884828
Hans HartmannMercedes-Benz888428
Clemente BiondettiAlfa Romeo888428
Kenneth EvansAlfa Romeo888428
John WakefieldMaserati888428
Robert AnsellERA888428
Dick SeamanMercedes-Benz588829
Emmanuel de GraffenriedMaserati888529
Yves MatraAlfa Romeo868830
Luigi VilloresiMaserati886830
Raymond MaysTalbot878831
Heinz BrendelMercedes-Benz887831
Giovanni RoccoMaserati888731

The following is courtesy of Hans Etzrodt and the Atlas F1 Nostalgia Bulletin Board.

  • There was the official 1939 European Championship in place by the A.I.A.C.R. , which were undecided of how to determine the champion after the conclusion of the four championship runs. They never awarded the title. Therefore there was no 1939 European Champion.

  • Because the A.I.A.C.R. did not award the title, the German ONS declared Hermann Lang as 1939 European Champion without providing details. This was a concoction contrived by the German Third Reich propaganda machine and should have been unacceptable to all other nations.

  • After 1945, most authoritative writers have been either ignorant of the above facts or have not noticed them, and have only noted Muller as having more points at best.


    V South African Grand Prix
    2 January 1939 - East London: 320.2 km (18.90 km x 18 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Luigi Villoresi              Maserati 6CM            1h59m26, 160.86 kph
     2 Franco Cortese               Maserati 6CM            +  1m30
     3 Dr Mario Massacuratti        Maserati 6CM            +  2m24
     4 Roy Hesketh                  ERA R3A 
     5 Earl Howe                    ERA R8B
     6 Armand Hug                   Maserati 6CM
     7 Peter Aitken                 ERA R11B
     8 Steve Chiappini              Maserati 6CM
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Buller Meyer                 Maserati 6CM
       Miss Fay Taylour             Riley
       Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 6CM
       Piero Taruffi                Maserati 6CM
       Peter Whitehead              ERA R10B
       Louis Gérard                 Maserati 6CM
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    

    III Grosvenor Grand Prix
    14 January 1939 - 326.48 km (7.420 km x 44 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Franco Cortese               Maserati 6CM
     2 Peter Aitken                 ERA-B
     3 Steve Chiappini              Maserati 6CM
     4 Roy Hesketh                  ERA-A                   2h45m26.8
       No other finishers
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    VII Grand Prix de Pau
    2 April 1939 - Pau: 276 km (2.76 km x 100 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154      3h07m25.2, 88.36 kph
     2 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      +    16.8
     3 Philippe Étancelin           Talbot MD90             -  2 laps
     4 Raymond Sommer               Alfa Romeo 8C-308       -  5 laps
     5 Joseph Paul                  Delahaye 135            -  8 laps
     6 René Mazaud                  Delahaye 135            -  8 laps
     7 René Biolay                  Delahaye 135            - 12 laps
     8 Marcel Contet                Delahaye 135            - 14 laps
      
    Fastest Lap: Manfred von Brauchitsch (Mercedes-Benz W154) 1:46.8, 93.03 kph
      
    
    Not Classified:
       Jean Trémoulet               SEFAC                   35 laps
       René Carrière                Talbot MD90             31 laps/crash/oil line
       Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154      31 laps/oil line
       Marcel Balsa                 Bugatti T35B            22 laps
       Eugène Chaboud               Delahaye 135            10 laps
       Maurice Trintignant          Bugatti T51              5 laps/overheating
       Emmanuel de Graffenried      Maserati 6C-34           3 laps/gearbox   
    
    
     
     
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 10 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154      1:46, 93.73 kph                          
     2 18 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154      1:47
     3  2 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154      1:48
     4  8 Raymond Sommer            Alfa Romeo 8C-308       1:49
     5  4 Philippe Étancelin        Talbot MD90             1:51
     6 16 René Carrière             Talbot MD90             1:51
     7 20 Emmanuel de Graffenried   Maserati 6C-34          1:56
     8 30 Marcel Balsa              Bugatti T35B            1:58
     9  6 Joseph Paul               Delahaye 135            1:58
    10 22 Eugène Chaboud            Delahaye 135            1:59
    11 24 Jean Trémoulet            SEFAC                   2:0?
    12 26 René Biolay               Delahaye 135            2:03
    13 14 Marcel Contet             Delahaye 135            2:04
    14 28 Rene Mazaud               Delahaye 135            2:0?
    15 12 Maurice Trintignant       Bugatti T51
        3 Dick Seaman               Mercedes-Benz W154      DNS - Reserve driver
    
    

    XIII Gran Premio di Tripoli
    7 May 1939 - Mellaha Lake: 394.20 km (13.140 km x 30 laps)

    Voiturette 1500cc
    
    
    Results
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W165      1h59m12.3, 198.41 kph
     2 Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W165      +  3m37.3
     3 Emilio Villoresi             Alfa Romeo 158          +  7m47.7
     4 Piero Taruffi                Maserati 6CM            + 13m18.7
     5 Armand Hug                   Maserati 4CM            + 17m53.3
     6 Andrea Brezzi                Maserati 6CM            + 21m03.3
     7 Heinz Dipper                 Maserati 6CM            + 36m02.5
     8 Discoride Lanza              Maserati 6CM            -  2 laps
     9 Edoardo Teagno               Maserati 6CM            -  2 laps
    10 Comte Carlo Castelbarco      Maserati 6CM            -  3 laps
    11 Renato Balestrero            Maserati 6CM            -  3 laps
    12 Enrico Platé                 Maserati 6CM            -  4 laps
      
    Fastest Lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz W165) 3:43.77, 211.40 kph
      
      
    Not Classified:
       Giovanni Rocco               Maserati 4CL            29 laps
       Clemente Biondetti           Alfa Romeo 158          15 laps/engine
       Francesco Severi             Alfa Romeo 158          15 laps
       Giordano Aldrighetti         Alfa Romeo 158          11 laps
       Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 158          10 laps/engine
       Luigi Villoresi              Maserati 4CL             1 lap/engine
       Ferdinando Barbieri          Maserati 6CM
       Catullo Lami                 Maserati 6CM
       Ettore Bianco                Maserati 4CM
       Emilio Romano                Maserati 6CM
       Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 6CM
       Carlo Pintacuda              Alfa Romeo 158
       Carlo Felice Trossi          Maserati 4CL             0 laps/engine
       Franco Cortese               Maserati 6CM             0 laps/engine
       Ovidio Capelli               Maserati 6CM             0 laps
       R Ruggieri                   Maserati 6CM             0 laps
       Pino Baruffi                 Maserati 6CM             0 laps
       Pietro Ghersi                Maserati 6CM             0 laps
       
    
     
    Starting Grid: (4x3)
     1 38 Luigi Villoresi           Maserati 4CL            3:41.80, 213.27 kph 
     2 16 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W165      3:42.35
     3 24 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W165      3:43.13
     4 44 Giuseppe Farina           Alfa Romeo 158          3:45.30
     5 48 Emilio Villoresi          Alfa Romeo 158          3:46.35
     6 40 Clemente Biondetti        Alfa Romeo 158          3:46.40
     7 34 Giordano Aldighetti       Alfa Romeo 158          3:47.86
     8 10 Giovanni Rocco            Maserati 4CL            3:50.30
     9 50 Carlo Pintacuda           Alfa Romeo 158          3:52.10
    10 18 Carlo Felice Trossi       Maserati 4CL            3:52.74
    11 20 Franco Cortese            Maserati 6CM            3:54.60
    12 26 Ettore Bianco             Maserati 4CM            3:58.80
    13 42 Francesco Severi          Alfa Romeo 158          3:58.93
    14 36 Paul Pietsch              Maserati 6CM            4:06.52
    15 58 Discoride Lanza           Maserati 6CM            4:06.60
    16 60 Armand Hug                Maserati 4CM            4:12.64
    17 22 Ovidio Capelli            Maserati 6CM            4:13.10
    18  2 Comte Carlo Castelbarco   Maserati 6CM            4:20.00
    19 12 Catullo Lami              Maserati 6CM            4:21.06
    20 28 R Ruggieri                Maserati 6CM            4:23.86
    21 46 Andrea Brezzi             Maserati 6CM            4:28.56
    22 32 Renato Balestrero         Maserati 6CM            4:30.60
    23  6 Edoardo Teagno            Maserati 6CM            4:33.90
    24 54 Pietro Ghersi             Maserati 6CM            4:34.34
    25  8 Heinz Dipper              Maserati 6CM            4:35.37
    26 56 Emilio Romano             Maserati 6CM            4:42.41
    27 14 Enrico Platé              Maserati 6CM            4:59.73
    28  4 Ferdinando Barbieri       Maserati 6CM            5:00.29
    29 52 Pino Baruffi              Maserati 6CM            5:26.48
    30 30 Piero Taruffi             Maserati 6CM            6:03.75
    
    
    

    Coupe de Paris
    7 May 1939 - Montlhéry: 100.0 km (2.494 km x 40 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Jean-Pierre Wimille          Bugatti T59/50B         43m46, 137.1 kph
     2 Raymond Sommer               Alfa Romeo 8C-308       +   9
     3 René Le Bègue                Talbot MD 90
     4 René Carrière                Talbot MD 90
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    

    XXX Targa Florio
    14 May 1939 - Favorita Park, Palermo: 228.737 km (5.718 km x 40 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Luigi Villoresi              Maserati 6CM            1h40m15.4, 136.41 kph
     2 Piero Taruffi                Maserati 6CM            +  1m50.4
     3 Ferdinando Barbieri          Maserati 6CM            +  5m41.0 
     4 Paul Pietsch                 Maserati                +  8m15.2
     5 Ovidio Capelli               Maserati                + 10m01.2
     6 Enrico Platé                 Maserati                -  2 laps
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    

    VII Eläintarhanajot/Djurgårdsloppet
    14 May 1939 - Helsinki: 100.0 km (2.000 km x 50 laps)

    Grand Prix and Sportscars
    
    
    Results
     1 A. Westerblom                Alfa Romeo Monza        28m56.0, 207.37 kph
     2 Petre Cristea                BMW 328                +   58.4
     3 Alexi Patama                 Ford Special           + 1m34.5  
     4 U Richter                    BMW                    + 1m49.0
     5 O Löhr                       Adler                  + 2m54.8
     6 Arvo Sorri                   BMW                    + 4m24.1   
      
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    XII ADAC Eifelrennen
    21 May 1939 - Nürburgring: 228.10 km (22.810 km x 10 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154      1h40m57.1, 135.57 kph
     2 Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D            +    11.2
     3 Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154      +    31.3
     4 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      +  1m53.9  
     5 Rudolf Hasse                 Auto Union D            +  1m59.0
     6 Ulrich Bigalke               Auto Union D            +  2m14.0
     7 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            +  2m30.0
     8 Hans Hartmann                Mercedes-Benz W154      +  5m22.0
     9 Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 8CTF           -  1 lap 
    10 Leonhard Joa                 Maserati 4CM            -  1 lap
    11 Philippe Étancelin           Talbot T36C             -  1 lap
    12 Heinz Dipper                 Maserati 6CM            -  2 laps
    
    Fastest Lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz W154) 9:52.2, 138.66 kph
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Dick Seaman                  Mercedes-Benz W154      0 laps/clutch
       
      
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 16 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154      9:54, 138.24 kph
     2  2 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D            9:57
     3 12 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154      9:57
     4 18 Dick Seaman               Mercedes-Benz W154      9:58
     5 14 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154      9:58
     6  6 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D
     7 10 Ulrich Bigalke            Auto Union D
     8  8 Rudolf Hasse              Auto Union D
     9 22 Paul Pietsch              Maserati 8CTF
    10 20 Hans Hartmann             Mercedes-Benz W154
    11 28 Philippe Étancelin        Talbot T26C
    12 26 Leonhard Joa              Maserati 4CM
    13 24 Heinz Dipper              Maserati 6CM
        4 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D            DNS - Driver ill 
        8 Georg Meier               Auto Union D            DNS - Reserve driver
       30 René Carrière             Talbot T26C             DNS
    
    
    

    V Coppa Principessa di Piemonte
    28 May 1939 - Posillipo Park: 246 km (4.1 km x 60 laps)

    Voiturette
    
        
    Results    
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL            2h24m50.8, 101.9 kph
     2 Piero Taruffi                Maserati 4CL            +    54.2
     3 Franco Cortese               Maserati 4CL            +  2m35.2
     4 Luigi Villoresi              Maserati                +  3m48.2
     5 Ettore Bianco                Maserati                -  1 lap
     6 Ferdinando Barbieri          Maserati
      
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    XIV Grand Prix des Frontières
    28 May 1939 - Chimay: 163.05 km (10.87 km x 15 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Maurice Trintignant          Bugatti T51             1h15m28, 129.63 kph
     2 Jacques Du Brusle            Bugatti T51A           - 2 laps
     3 Harry Herkuleyns             MG Q                   - 3 laps
     4 Arthur Legat                 Bugatti T35B           - 3 laps
     5 Cleton                       Bugatti T37            - 4 laps
     6 Jef Legros                   Bugatti T35B           - 4 laps
        
    Fastest Lap: Leonhard Joa (Maserati)
    
    
    Not Classified:
        Heinz Dipper                Maserati                brakes
        Leonhard Joa                Maserati                engine
        Petre Cristea               BMW                     spin/puncture
        Loyer                       Maserati 6CM            shock absorber
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
     1    Maurice Trintignat        Bugatti T51
     2    Leonhard Joa              Maserati
     ?
    
    
    
    
    

    Nuffield Trophy
    10 June 1939 - Donington Park: 321.79 km (5.028 km x 64 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 "B Bira"                     ERA C                   2h38m10, 122.07 kph
     2 Raymond Mays                 ERA D                  +   1:38
     3 Peter Whitehead              ERA B                  - 1 lap
     4 Robert Ansell                ERA                    - 2 laps
     5 Charles Dodson               Maserati               - 5 laps
     6 Con Pollock                  ERA                    - 5 laps
      
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    XV Grand Prix de Picardie
    11 June 1939 - Peronne: ? km (? km x 15 laps) Final
    ? km (? km x 10 laps) Heat

    Voiturette
    
    
    Heat Result
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL
     2 Armand Hug                   Maserati 4CM
     3 Jean Trémoulet               Amilcar
    
    
    
    Final Result
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL            1h06m33   
     2 Raymond Sommer               Maserati 6CM           - 2 laps
     3 Marc Horvilleur              Maserati 6CM           - 2 laps
     4 Roumani                      Bugatti                - 2 laps 
     5 Jean Trémoulet               Amilcar                - 2 laps
     6 Harry Herkuleyns             MG                     - 2 laps
      
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Armand Hug                   Maserati 4CM
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    VIII Grand Prix de Belgique
    25 June 1939 - Spa-Francorchamps: 507.51 km (14.50 km x 35 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154      3h20m21.0, 148.46 kph
     2 Hermann Hasse                Auto Union D            +    16.9
     3 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      +  1m53.0 
     4 Raymond Sommer               Alfa Romeo 12C-312      -  2 laps
     5 René Mazaud                  Delahaye T135CS         -  4 laps
     6 Louis Gérard                 Delahaye T135CS         -  5 laps
      
    Fastest Lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz W154) 5:19.9, 164.08 kph
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D            28 laps/spin
       Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            26 laps/valve
       Dick Seaman                  Mercedes-Benz W154      21 laps/fatal crash *
       Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 16C-316      19 laps/transmission
       Adolfo Mandirola             Maserati 6CM            19 laps/front suspension
       Georg Meier                  Auto Union D            13 laps/spin
       Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154       7 laps/spin
    
    
    * Span off at La Source, and hit a tree sideways, trapping Seaman behind
    the steering wheel with a broken hand. The fuel line ruptured, and the car
    caught fire. A Belgian soldier eventually freed the driver, but Seaman was
    suffering from 60% burns and he died in hospital before midnight.
    
    
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2, Positions drawn)
     1  6 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D                          
     2 22 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154
     3 10 Giuseppe Farina           Alfa Romeo 16C-316
     4  2 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D
     5 26 Dick Seaman               Mercedes-Benz W154
     6  8 Georg Meier               Auto Union D
     7 20 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154
     8  4 Rudolf Hasse              Auto Union D
     9 24 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154
    10 12 Raymond Sommer            Alfa Romeo 12C-312
    11 14 René Mazaud               Delahaye T135CS
    12 18 Louis Gérard              Delahaye T135CS
    13 28 Adolfo Mandirola          Maserati 6CM
    
    
    

    Coupe de la Commission Sportif
    9 July 1939 - Reims-Gueux: 297.0 km (7.816 km x 38 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Armand Hug                   Maserati 6CM            1h58m21.6, 150.56 kph
     2 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL            +  1m56.8
     3 Heinz Dipper                 Maserati 6CM            -  2 laps
     4 Amédée Gordini               Simca                   -  6 laps
     5 Marcel Contet                Simca                   -  7 laps
     6 Joseph Paul                  Simca                   -  7 laps
       Con Pollock                  ERA
       Robin Hanson                 ERA
       George Abecassi              Alta
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Arthur Dobson                ERA-E                   DNS - withdrawn
       "B.Bira"                     ERA-C                   DNS - Practice accident
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    XXXIII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
    9 July 1939 - Reims-Gueux: 398.6 km (7.816 km x 51 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            2h21m11.8, 169.38 kph
     2 Georg Meier                  Auto Union D            -  1 lap
     3 René Le Bègue                Talbot MD 90            - 3 laps
     4 Philippe Étancelin           Talbot MD 90            - 3 laps
     5 Raymond Sommer               Alfa Romeo 8C-308       -  4 laps
     6 Hans Stuck                   Auto Union D            -  4 laps
     7 René Dreyfus                 Delahaye 145            -  6 laps
     8 Luigi Chinetti               Alfa Romeo 8C-308       -  6 laps
     9 "Raph"                       Delahaye 145            -  7 laps
    
    Fastest Lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz W154) 2:32.2, 184.87 kph
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154      36 laps/engine
       Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      17 laps/engine
       Yves Matra                   Alfa Romeo 8C-308       17 laps
       Raymond Mays                 Talbot MC 90            10 laps/split tank
       Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D             8 laps/gearbox
       Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154       1 lap/crash
      
    
      
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 20 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154      2:27.7, 190.51 kph
     2 16 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154      2:29.6
     3  8 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D            2:29.9
     4 18 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154      2:30.4
     5 12 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D            2:31.7
     6 10 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D            2:35.0
     7 14 Georg Meier               Auto Union D            2:36.9
     8 36 René Le Bègue             Talbot MD 90            2:46.3
     9 34 Philippe Étancelin        Talbot MD 90            2:50.2
    10 38 Raymond Mays              Talbot MC 90            2:53.7
    11 30 René Dreyfus              Delahaye 145            2:54.4
    12  4 Luigi Chinetti            Alfa Romeo 8C-308       2:58.4
    13  2 Raymond Sommer            Alfa Romeo 8C-308       2:58.7
    14  6 Yves Matra                Alfa Romeo 8C-308       3:01.3
    15 32 "Raph"                    Delahaye 145            3:03.0
        4 Christian Kautz           Alfa Romeo 8C-308       DNS
    
    
    

    Circuito di Carnaro
    9 July 1939 - Abbazia: ? km (? km x 25 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Luigi Villoresi              Maserati 4CM            1h10m51.2 
     2 Franco Cortese               Maserati 4CM            +    12.2
     3 Emilio Romano                Maserati                +  7m26.1
     4 Giovanni Rocco               Maserati                -  1 lap
       No other finishers
    
    Fastest Lap: Luigi Villoresi (Maserati 4CM), 130.120 kph on lap 18
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Paul Pietsch
       Piero Taruffi
       Ferdinando Barbieri
       Enrico Platé
       Catullo Lami
       Pagliano
       Bonomi
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    
    

    VII Grand Prix de l'Albigeois
    16 July 1939 - Albi: 2x177.99 km (8.899 km x 20 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Heat 1
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL
     2 Reggie Tongue                Maserati 4CL
     3 "B.Bira"                     ERA-B
    
    Not Classified:
       Raymond Mays                 ERA-D                   loose wheel
       Arthur Dobson                ERA-E                   crash
       Armand Hug                   Maserati 4CM            DNS - Practice crash, suffered brain damage
       
     
     
     
    Heat 2
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL
     2 Reggie Tongue                Maserati 4CL
     3 "B.Bira"                     ERA-B
    
    
    
    Aggregate
     1 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL            2h21m21.1, 151.10 kph
     2 Reggie Tongue                Maserati 4CL
     3 "B Bira"                     ERA B
     4 Heinz Dipper                 Maserati
     5 Raymond Sommer               Maserati
     6 Emmanuel de Graffenried      Maserati
      
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    

    XII Großer Preis von Deutschland
    23 July 1939 - Nürburgring: 501.82 km (22.810 km x 22 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154      4h08m41.8, 121.07 kph
     2 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            +    57.8
     3 Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 8CTF           -  1 lap
     4 René Dreyfus                 Delahaye 145            -  2 laps
     5 "Raph"                       Delahaye 145            -  3 laps
     6 René Mazaud                  Delahaye T135CS         -  3 laps
     7 Leonhard Joa                 Maserati 4CM            -  3 laps
    
    Fastest Lap: Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz W154) 10:24.2, 131.55 kph
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D            18 laps/engine
       Rudolf Hasse                 Auto Union D            11 laps/crash
       Georg Meier                  Auto Union D            10 laps/front stub axle  
       Adolfo Mandirola             Maserati 6CM             9 laps/DSQ - wrong refueling procedure
       Luigi Villoresi              Maserati 8CTF            6 laps/spin/fuel tank
       Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154       5 laps/leaking fuel tank
       Heinz Brendel                Mercedes-Benz W154       3 laps/crash
       Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154       2 laps/engine
       Raymond Sommer               Alfa Romeo 8C-308        0 laps/engine
       Hans Stuck                   Auto Union D             0 laps/fuel pipe
    
      
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 16 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154       9:43.1, 140.83 kph
     2 14 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154       9:51.0                          
     3 12 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154       9:56.0
     4  6 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D             9:59.3
     5 20 Heinz Brendel             Mercedes-Benz W154      10:09.4
     6  2 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D            10:11.2
     7  4 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D            10:13.4
     8 32 Paul Pietsch              Maserati 8CTF           10:14.0
     9 10 Georg Meier               Auto Union D            10:19.0
    10  8 Rudolf Hasse              Auto Union D            10:22.3
    11 30 Luigi Villoresi           Maserati 8CTF           10:26.0
    12 24 René Dreyfus              Delahaye 145            11:28.0
    13 22 Raymond Sommer            Alfa Romeo 8C-308       12:03.3
    14 40 Leonhard Joa              Maserati 4CM            12:15.2
    15 26 "Raph"                    Delahaye 145            12:16.2
    16 28 René Mazaud               Delahaye T135CS         12:53.0
    17 36 Adolfo Mandirola          Maserati 6CM            13:12.2
       20 Hans Hartmann             Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0L DNS - Reserve driver
       34 Armand Hug                Maserati 8CTF           Did Not Arrive - Entry withdrawn
       38 Heinz Dipper              Maserati 6CM            Did Not Arrive
    
    
    

    Coppa Ciano
    30 July 1939 - Livorno: 348 km (5.80 km x 60 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 158          2h30m10.4, 139.0 kph
     2 Franco Cortese               Maserati 4CL            -  1 lap
     3 Carlo Pintacuda/
            Clemente Biondetti      Alfa Romeo 158          -  3 laps
     4 Piero Taruffi                Maserati                -  4 laps
     5 Clemente Biondetti/
            Francesco Severi        Alfa Romeo 158          -  8 laps
       No other finishers
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
      
    
    

    XV Coppa Acerbo
    13 August 1939 - Pescara: 361.2 km (25.80 km x 14 laps)

    Voiturette
    
    
    Results
     1 Clemente Biondetti           Alfa Romeo 158          2h41m38.1, 134.08 kph
     2 Carlo Pintacuda              Alfa Romeo 158           + 1m59.0
     3 Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 158           + 2m18.1
     4 Francesco Severi             Alfa Romeo 158           + 3m38.3
     5 Con Pollock                  ERA                      + 8m35.2
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
    
    Giordano Aldrighetti crashed his Alfa Romeo in practice. The car burst
    into flames, with the driver trapped inside. Aldrighetti subsequently died.
    
    
    
    Starting Grid:
    
    

    VI Großer Preis der Schweiz
    20 August 1939 - Bremgarten: 218.40 km (7.280 km x 30 laps) Final
    2x145.60 km (7.280 km x 20 laps) Heats

    Separate heats for voiturettes and GP cars, combined final
    
    
    Heat 1 - Voiturettes (Prix de Berne)
     1 Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 158          56m28.0, 154.71 kph
     2 Clemente Biondetti           Alfa Romeo 158         +   37.0
     3 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL           + 1m08.9
     4 Giovanni Rocco               Maserati 4CL           + 1m46.9
     5 Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 4CL           - 1 lap
     6 Robert Ansell                ERA-B                  - 1 lap
     7 Leonhard Joa                 Maserati
     8 Con Pollock                  ERA-A
    
    Fastest Lap:
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Ferdinando Barbieri          Maserati
       Marc Horvilleur              Maserati 6CM            1 lap    
     
    
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 64 Giuseppe Farina           Alfa Romeo 158          2:45.2, 158.64 kph
     2 60 Giovanni Rocco            Alfa Romeo 158          2:48.1
     3 40 Paul Pietsch              Maserati 4CL            2:50.1
     4 64 John Wakefield            Maserati 4CL            2:50.9
     5 66 Clemente Biondetti        Alfa Romeo 158          2:53.6
     6 50 Con Pollock               ERA-A                   3:05.5
     7 44 Leonhard Joa              Maserati
     8 48 Robert Ansell             ERA-B                   3:18.1
     9 46 Marc Horvilleur           Maserati 6CM            3:34.7
    10 56 Ferdinando Barbieri       Maserati                3:45.3
    
                             
    
       
    Heat 2 - Grand Prix Cars
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154              162.64 kph
     2 Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154
     3 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154
     4 Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D
     5 Hans Hartmann                Mercedes-Benz W154
     6 Hans Stuck                   Auto Union D
     7 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D
     8 Rudolf Hasse                 Auto Union D
     9 René Dreyfus                 Maserati 8CTF
    10 Kenneth Evans                Alfa Romeo 8C-308
    11 Emmanuel de Graffenried      Maserati 6C-34
    12 René Mazaud                  Delahaye 145
    
    Fastest Lap: Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz W154) 2m36, 168.00 kph
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Max Christen                 Maserati 6CM
       "Raph"                       Maserati 8CTF
    
    
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 16 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154      2:33.3, 170.96 kph
     2 10 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154      2:34.3
     3 14 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154      2:35.6
     4  8 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D            2:35.8
     5  6 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D            2:36.2
     6  2 Rudolf Hasse              Auto Union D            2:38.8
     7  4 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D            2:39.6
     8 12 Hans Hartmann             Mercedes-Benz W154      2:40.9
     9 28 René Dreyfus              Maserati 8CTF           2:50.0
    10 72 Emmanuel de Graffenried   Maserati 6C-34                       
    11 32 Kenneth Evans             Alfa Romeo 8C-308       3:04.1
    12 18 René Mazaud               Delahaye 145
    13 24 Max Christen              Maserati 6CM            3:19.5
    
    
    
    
    Final Results
     1 Hermann Lang                 Mercedes-Benz W154      1h24m47.6, 154.54 kph
     2 Rudolf Caracciola            Mercedes-Benz W154      +     3.1
     3 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      +  1m09.9
     4 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            +  2m13.7
     5 Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union D            +  2m25.0
     6 Hans Hartmann                Mercedes-Benz W154      -  1 lap
     7 Giuseppe Farina              Alfa Romeo 158          -  1 lap
     8 René Dreyfus                 Maserati 8CTF           - 2 laps
     9 Clemente Biondetti           Alfa Romeo 158          -  2 laps
    10 Hans Stuck                   Auto Union D            -  2 laps
    11 Kenneth Evans                Alfa Romeo 8C-308       -  3 laps
    12 John Wakefield               Maserati 4CL            -  4 laps
    13 Robert Ansell                ERA B                   -  5 laps
    
    Fastest Lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz W154) 2:38.4, 165.45 kph
      
      
    Not Classified:
       Rudolf Hasse                 Auto Union D            23 laps
       Emmanuel de Graffenried      Maserati 6C-34          22 laps
       Paul Pietsch                 Maserati 4CL             7 laps
       Giovanni Rocco               Maserati 4CL             3 laps
    
    
    
    
    Starting Grid: (3x2)
     1 16 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154
     2 14 Rudolf Caracciola         Mercedes-Benz W154
     3 10 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154
     4  6 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D
     5 12 Hans Hartmann             Mercedes-Benz W154
     6 64 Giuseppe Farina           Alfa Romeo 158
     7  8 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D
     8 66 Clemente Biondetti        Alfa Romeo 158
     9  4 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D
    10  2 Rudolf Hasse              Auto Union D
    11 54 John Wakefield            Maserati 4CL
    12 60 Giovanni Rocco            Maserati 4CL
    13 28 René Dreyfus              Maserati 8CTF
    14 32 Kenneth Evans             Alfa Romeo 8C-308
    15 48 Robert Ansell             ERA-B
    
    
    
    

    I Beograd Grand Prix
    3 September 1939 - Kalemagdan Park: 139.5 km (2.790 km x 50 laps)

    
    
    Results
     1 Tazio Nuvolari               Auto Union C            1h04m03.8, 130.65 kph
     2 Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mercedes-Benz W154      +     7.6
     3 Hermann Müller               Auto Union D            +    31.6
     4 Bosko Milenkowitsch          Bugatti T51             - 19 laps
      
    Fastest Lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Auto Union D) & 
                 Manfred von Brauchitsch (Mercedes-Benz W154) 1:14.0, 135.73 kph
    
      
    Not Classified:
       Hermann Lang/Walter Bäumer   Mercedes-Benz W154      17 laps/crash
    
    
      
    Starting Grid: (2x1)
     1  6 Manfred von Brauchitsch   Mercedes-Benz W154      1:14.2, 135.36 kph                                 
     2  2 Hermann Lang              Mercedes-Benz W154      1:15.0
     3  8 Hermann Müller            Auto Union D            1:15.2
     4 12 Bosko Milenkowitsch       Bugatti T51
     5  4 Tazio Nuvolari            Auto Union D            1:16.3
        4 Ulrich Bigalke            Auto Union D            DNS - Reserve Driver
        8 Hans Stuck                Auto Union D            DNS - Did not practice 
       10 Walter Bäumer             Mercedes-Benz W154      DNS - Reserve Driver
       14 Raymond Sommer            Alfa Romeo 308          Did Not Arrive
       18 Paul Pietsch              Maserati 8CTF           Did Not Arrive
       20 Luigi Villoresi           Maserati 8CTF           Did Not Arrive
    
    

    II Circuito da Gávea Nacional
    29 October 1939 - Gávea: 223.2 km (11.16 km x 20 laps)

    
     1 Manuel de Teffé              Maserati 6CM            2h44m06.8, 81.602 kph 
     2 Benedicto Lopes              Alfa Romeo              2h46m36.5 
     3 Geraldo Avellar              Ford V8                 2h50m11.3
     4 Amaral Júnior                Ford V8                 2h51m04.9 
     5 José Santos Soeiro           Fiat		2h51m38.4 
     6 Ângelo Gonçalves             Ford 
     7 Chico Landi                  Alfa Romeo
     8 Domingos Gonçalves
     9 Júlio de Moraes              Wanderer 
    10 José Bernardo                Ford 
    
    Fastest Lap: Arthur Nascimento Júnior (Alfa Romeo) 7m48.2 
    
    
    Not Classified:
       Francisco Credentino         Maserati                19 laps/mechanical
       Rubem Abrunhosa              Bugatti-Studebaker      16 laps/damage
       Quirino Landi                Fiat Motor              15 laps
       Newton Teixeira              Alfa Romeo               7 laps/accident
       Arthur Nascimento Júnior     Alfa Romeo               6 laps/differential
       Luiz Tavares Moraes          Maserati                 6 laps/fire
       Rodrigo Miranda              BMW
       Diogo da Costa e Silva       Willys 
       Domingos Lopes               Bugatti 
       Gino Bianco                  Bugatti-Chrysler 
       José Chichelli               Lancia 
       Luis Teixeira                Ford 
       Oldemar Ramos                Alfa Romeo 
       
    
    Starting Grid (4x4):
     1  2 Arthur Nascimento Júnior   Alfa Romeo
     2 42 Benedicto Moreira Lopes	Alfa Romeo
     3  4 Francisco Credentino	Maserati
     4 26 Domingos Lopes		Bugatti
     5 14 Rubens Abrunhosa		Alfa Romeo
     6 38 Nicola Corvino		Mercedes-Benz
     7 30 Norberto Jung		Ford
     8 18 Geraldo Affonso Avellar	Ford
     9 46 Paulo Carvalhp Ferreira	Chrysler
    10 10 Oldemar Ramos		Alfa Romeo
    11 20 Jose dos Santos Soeiro	Fiat
    12 22 Quirino Landi		Bugatti
    13 12 Luiz tavares de Moraes	Ford
    14 34 Joao Santos Mauro		Ford
    15 62 Luigi Bortotti Bianco	Chrysler
    16  6 Chico Landi		Alfa Romeo
    17 44 Biaso Savino		Buick
    18 54 Luciano Edmundo Bonini	Fiat
    19 32 Arthur Bortoni		Ford
    20 70 Virgilio Lopes Castilhos	Ford
    21 24 Angelo Goncalves		Ford
    22 16 Julio de Moraes		Wanderer
    23 52 Newton Alves Teixeira	Alfa Romeo
    24 64 Jamil Coury		Renault
    25 58 Carlos Mendes		Ford
    26 56 Armando Sartorelli	Hispano-Suiza
    27 60 Angelo Anastasi		Auburn
    28 68 Cesar Sardinha		Studebaker
    29 36 Jose Zazza Daulisio	Bugatti
    30 48 Irineu Angulo		Mercury
    31 50 Amaral Junior		Ford
    32 28 Alfredo Cuoculo		Chrysler
    33 40 Claudio Morandini Bianchi	Hudson
    34  8 Manuel de Teffé              Maserati 6CM
    
    Note that the source which gave the grid differs from the race result
    in some cases - these discrepancies have been left here until they are resolved...